Thursday, March 10, 2011

Political Commentary

My response to a reader's comment to an article written by Peter Grier of the Christian Science Monitor 3/10/11:
In response to the reader asking whad did Republicans ever do for our country, might I point out a few tidbits of information: Abraham Lincoln, our country's first Republican President issued his famous proclamation freeing slaves: Dwight Eisenhower helped lead the free world to victory over an ambitious Germany and Japan looking to dominate the world as they extinguished the lives of millions of innocents; and when he later became our President, Eisenhower sent federal troops to guard our African American Citizens as they attempted to integrate into all white schools; and Republican Leader Everett Dirksen helped persuade his fellow Congressmen to pass the Civil Rights Act at which time many Democrats did not favor passage. If I may be so bold to add that another Republican President comes to mind: George W. Bush who freed some 50,000,000 people in two countries from brutal governments. Not with the intention of taking control of their destinies nor their oil but to offer them the opportunity to ultimately forge their own destinies.

1 comment:

  1. That is something that the African-Americans in this country ignore at their peril:
    that it was conservative Republicans who fought for and won the recognition of their civil rights while the majority of the Democrats fought to keep them down.

    They also fail to recognize that liberals - especially Democrats - have worked for many years to make them dependent upon government entitlements to make ends meet, thus depriving them of the ability to improve their lot in life and depriving them of the satisfaction of being productive members of society, standing proudly upon their own accomplishments. Those who have striven and succeeded on their own know how valuable that is. Look at Thomas Sowell, Walter Williams, Condoleeza Rice, Allen West, and so many others. As opposed to those who have used the "race card" to inflate their importance and feed off the suffering of their own people, like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Charlie Rangel, and the other political race-baiters.